Alexander was raised in 2008 and currently works as a space systems safety engineer in Denver, Colorado. Within the Fraternity, he is a Past Master of Hudson Lodge № 510 and of the Ohio Lodge of Research, and a Past District Education Officer and Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ohio. He currently serves as the Senior Warden of Castle Island Virtual Lodge № 190 (Grand Lodge of Manitoba) and as a Regent of the Royal Scofield Society.
John Brown: Masonic Myths and Local Connections – 60 Minutes
In the antebellum American Northeast, nothing is what it appears to be: Secret societies and whispered catechisms by moonlight. Shadowy figures stalking back alleys. A cabal of mysterious benefactors. Poets, assassins, insurrectionists, resurrectionists, and even a United States president or three. A civil war that never happened – or perhaps that was all part of the plan. This presentation examines the complicated relationship between the abolitionist John Brown and Freemasonry and the twists of fate that bound his legacy to the Fraternity even after his death.
Loge Liberté chérie: A Light in the Darkness – 60 Minutes
At its height in 1944, the Esterwegen concentration camp housed over two thousand political prisoners from occupied Europe. Among them was a small band of Belgian Freemasons who, by chance or providence, found themselves assigned to the same barrack. In the midst of these terrible conditions, they came together to form the secret Masonic Lodge Liberté chérie. Years of painstaking research and translation have yielded, for the first time, a comprehensive telling of these events for English readers. It is a story that transcends personal differences and the borders of Masonic jurisdiction. This camaraderie and compassion laid the foundation for the most important work in the history of the world’s oldest Fraternity.
The Starry-Decked Heaven: Freemasonry and Spaceflight – 45 Minutes
This presentation provides an overview of the highlights and hijinks of Freemason astronauts.
The Legend of the Forget-Me-Not – 45 Minutes
Another look at Freemasonry before and after the Second World War – this time, to deconstruct a popular Masonic myth.
An Introduction to Virtual Masonry – 35 Minutes
Freemasonry has grown and adapted over the centuries – wherever our Fraternity has expanded into, it has both thrived and also took on a unique local character. This case study explores the digital world as the next great frontier, and causes us to reexamine one of our most basic definitions: What, exactly, is a Lodge?
Travel Information: Worldwide. Assistance with flights and lodging would be appreciated.
Loge Liberté chérie: A Light in the Darkness, published January 2020, paperback, 111 pages, all profits benefit the Masonic Model Student Assistance Program (MMSAP) of Ohio – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1703690516